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Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-08-2013, 08:47 AM
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Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371718/daughter-is-starting-to-get-over-weight/20#post_17223825)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
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Quote:Originally Posted by sahmmie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362066/going-gluten-free-one-step-at-a-time#post_17216311)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By seashells
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Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368214/consumer-debt-levels-how#post_17173749)

 
Well on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By seashells
My initial impulse is to be boggled by that...

My initial impulse is to be boggled by that figure, too (based on my own lifestyle), but then I think of lifestyles of people I know and the number sounds perfectly reasonable.
 
In the US at...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By seashells
I think the next step for the OP is to define...

I think the next step for the OP is to define exactly what her goals are.
 
I don't think it's exceedingly crazy that someone might not want to just up and let her daughter's boyfriend move in.
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
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Quote:Originally Posted by SympatheticDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By seashells
I don't think you will see much or any...

I don't think you will see much or any improvement with just a reduction, but do whatever you need to do. If doing it slowly is how you can manage it, so be it - but do not expect to see significant...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By seashells
My thought was to use the computer to design a...

My thought was to use the computer to design a framework for the schedule, and then have HIM draw whatever pictures he wanted in the correct spaces. So you would point to this space and say "this is...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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I got a bill in the mail for a pediatrician's...

I got a bill in the mail for a pediatrician's visit.
 
The items are:
 
Well Child Ages 5-11
Visual Acuity Screening
Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions
 
We definitely had a well child visit, no...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By seashells
You might have a look at the book "Boundaries." ...

You might have a look at the book "Boundaries."
 
Absolutely, you need to draw boundaries and ensure that you are treated with basic respect. Your DIL does not have to like you, but she may not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By seashells
I think your solution would be a receptacle with...

I think your solution would be a receptacle with holes in the side. Depending on how much rags you pile up between washings, either a wastebasket (like the metal mesh ones) or a small laundry...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By seashells
Though I come from a different experience of...

Though I come from a different experience of having thrived in high school (but not elementary or middle), I totally agree with every point StormBride made.
Forum: Family Safety   04-25-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By seashells
I see - here: ...

I see - here:
http://www.mothering.com/community/
 
Yeah on the puffy jacket, plus it looks like a very loose strapping job.
 
Dunno about the clip - I thought it was supposed to be armpit...
Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By seashells
OK, there is stating an experience: "I found...

OK, there is stating an experience: "I found childbirth to be the most intense experience of my life, but not painful." That is helpful.
 
Then there is making a blanket statement: "Childbirth...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By seashells
I can totally see myself making the boo-boo that...

I can totally see myself making the boo-boo that your in-laws are making.
 
I see them not as choosing their dog over visiting your father, but simply not seeing that their presence is wanted by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-23-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By seashells
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Quote:Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1351087/dyslexia-open-to-non-homeschoolers-too#post_16955915)
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Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By seashells
Uh. Yeah. Childbirth hurts, at least most of the...

Uh. Yeah. Childbirth hurts, at least most of the time.
 
Maybe you are one lucky person for whom rainbows shoot out of your yoni, but you don't need to tell the rest of us that it doesn't hurt. It...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By seashells
I am most of the way through reading "The Gift...

I am most of the way through reading "The Gift of Dyslexia," which was the first request to come through at my library because there was a local copy.
 
My mind is just blown.
 
I'm ready to set...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By seashells
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Quote:Originally Posted by Luckiestgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By seashells
Oh, another question, strictly...

Oh, another question, strictly homeschool-related.
 
We will submit a report to the superintendent this summer. She is enrolled in first grade, but is clearly at the K level for reading. Do I just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By seashells
I think DD may qualify for the dyslexia label. ...

I think DD may qualify for the dyslexia label.
 
Questions:
 

What resources do you recommend? I mostly like books but I'll take links and other suggestions. I know very little about it and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By seashells
Oh, I get it, you actually read the text...

Oh, I get it, you actually read the text http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif
 
Yeah, that does change things... but then again, does it really? How can an individual's income be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By seashells
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By seashells
You know how class has been a big topic in the...

You know how class has been a big topic in the media lately, and magazines and sites are offering all these charts and such so you can see whether you are in the top 1% or the bottom fifth or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By seashells
<Shrug> I doubt the superintedent will read it...

<Shrug> I doubt the superintedent will read it all either but he will skim it. And if half of it seems like fluff to him, that will jump out regardless of whether he reads every line or not. I don't...
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